Tucson, Arizona: Big Airplane Tail on the Sidewalk

The big silver tail fin of a C-130 military transport aircraft stands upright on a downtown sidewalk with a doorway cut through it.
Address:
711 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ
Directions:
I-10 exit 260. Drive east to 6th Ave, then drive north one mile. The gallery is on the east side of 6th Ave., between 18th and 17th Sts.
Admission:
Free
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Airplane Tail Outside Business

Standing next to the entry to the Philabaum Glass Gallery is the tail of a C-130 [A "Hercules" military transport aircraft]. A newspaper item reports that it weighs 800 pounds and is the creation of artist Konreid Meunch. We visited with one of the gallery owners, and she said it would be fine to park and come inside and get cool. This is a few miles from the famous Tucson airplane graveyard, home to 4,200 retired aircraft. Apparently it sells parts it won't be needing, including airplane tails.

[Bob, 06/12/2013]

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